Town of Sebago
Board of Selectmen's Meeting
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Town Office Building
I Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Chairman, Ruth Douglas.
II Roll Call
Present were: Town Manager, David Hague; Selectmen, Ted Davis; Ruth Douglas; George Tinkham; Robert Irish Jr. joined the meeting at 6:04 p.m; and Recorder, Michele Bukoveckas. Guests present were: Dave McCarthy, Maurice Davies, Alan Munroe, Allen Crabtree, Scott Douglas, Helen Rogers, Fern and Diana Letellier, Public Works Director; Ted Shane; and Representative, Phil Cressey.
III Adjustments to the Agenda
There were none.
IV Next Board of Selectmen’s Meeting is scheduled for:
June 15, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
V Comments from the Public
There were none.
VI Written Communication
A Approve minutes of the May 4, 2004 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting
B Approve warrants # 46 & # 46
It was stated that the warrant numbers should read 46 & 47
George made a motion to approve items A & B. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
VII Old Business
A Discussion of open well on Convene Road
David informed the Board that the Code Enforcement Officer had found the well and staked it. The C.E.O. will also contact the owner, and asked them to cover the well.
VIII New Business
A Consideration of a Resolution to the Board of Selectmen relative to the Proposed FY04-05 M.S.A.D. # 61 Budget
George made a motion to consider the item. It was seconded by Bob.
Discussion followed. General consensus was that the townspeople are frustrated with the impact of the school budget on their local taxes. It was suggested that the Board of Selectmen and Town Managers from all the towns become more involved in the budgeting process in the future. There being no further discussions, a vote was taken on the motion and carried.
B Consideration of an abatement as recommended by the assessors’s agent for Stephen Center
George made a motion to grant the abatement for Stephen Center. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
IX Reports from Town Officials & Committees
A Selectmen-E911 Addressing Officer
George informed the Board that since his term was ending as Selectmen, that he would be resigning as the E-911 Addressing Officer. He will stay on until a new Board member fills the position. George also thanked the Town Manager for the new burst of energy displayed at the Public Works Department. He stated that he felt that the Town Manager should be the Public Works Director, and that the Town have a working foreman, time clocks, and closer scrutiny on the budget process. George also asked that Town Manager to look into contracts signed by previous Town Managers, and whether or not these contracts still remain valid.
Fern informed the Board that a “work day” with the boy scouts had taken place, and that the trail is progressing well.
Diana asked the Board if a donation cylinder could be placed at the parking lot for times when the attendant is not available. The Town Manager and Public Works Department will discuss this.
C Department Heads
Public Works-Public Works Director, Ted Shane reported the following:
Cemeteries and Town Grounds have been mowed once, and will be done again this Friday.
Road grading has been done.
Shoulder work and washout repairs started.
Repaired front steps at the Town Office
Painted inside entry way to Old Town Hall
Replaced all missing signs
Maintenance on Town trucks-they all passed inspection.
Moved and repaired the building at the Transfer Station
Repairs to the parking lot at Douglas Mtn. Will walk the trail at a later date to clean brush and check the signs
D Town Manager
Regarding the painting of the cross walks, George made a motion to buy the paint for the cross walks. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
Public Works Director, Ted Shane wanted to take a moment to publicly thank George Tinkham and Ted Davis for their service to the Town as Selectmen.
George made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m. It was seconded by Bob. Motion carried.
Michele A. Bukoveckas